“Hockey has always been something that I love doing but I have always seen it as a co-curicular pastime” answers Rosie Froud when List For Life asks her if she would give up her position at Reiss for a professional hockey career.
Froud is a HR Administrator as well as a fervent hockey player from a very young age. Given the opportunity by Reiss to partake in her passion during the working week, we asked Rosie about balancing a senior position at a top company with being a team player on the hockey field.
1. What’s your job at Reiss and what are your daily responsibilities?
I am Senior HR Administrator; my role sits in the Human Resources department. I provide HR Administration support, manage the employee life cycle process for retail employees in the UK and Ireland and ensure a quality and timely HR service to the retail business.
2. Can you tell us a bit about your hockey playing? Where did you start?
I joined Chigwell School when I was seven years old, this is where I first started playing hockey. It was always important to me to balance my school work with extra-curricular activities. My love of sport developed at an early age and I was fortunate enough to captain the school hockey team through the years, eventually being selected for the 1st 11 squad at the age of thirteen. I was given the opportunity to play county level where my skill level developed further and I was able to continue my sport into University life as an active member of the hockey squad.
3. If you were given the option, would you leave Reiss and take up hockey professionally?
Hockey has always been something that I love doing but I have always seen it as a fun pastime and as something I balance with my work/school life.
4. How important is the balance between work life and your passions?
I think it is really important to have a life outside of your working life. Keeping up with your passions is always important. I think sport is not only good for your health but is a great way to socialise, especially if you are able to be a part of a team.
5. Do you feel like taking the time in the week to play sports heightens your productivity as an employee?
Absolutely. I think sport helps focus your brain and keeps you upbeat and enables me to release the stress of a working week.
6. If you could, what advice would you give to yourself 10 years ago?
The more you put in, the more you get out.